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Getting new shoes

Clydesdale trainer Doug Bousselot, front, replaces a shoe at Warm Springs Ranch breeding facility for Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales located in Boonville. The new portion of the facility will be opening to the public for tours on May 1.

Home to 100 horses

Clydesdale handler Matt Anderson and Berni stand in front of the main building of Warm Springs Ranch breeding facility for Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales located in Boonville. The facility is home to more than 100 Clydesdales. The new portion of the facility will be opening to the public for tours on May 1.

New facility opens for tours

The main building of Warm Springs Ranch breeding facility for Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales located in Boonville. The new portion of the facility will open to the public for tours on May 1.

New facility for Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales

The main building of Warm Springs Ranch breeding facility for Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales located in Boonville. The new portion of the facility open to the public for tours on May 1.

Peter Kinder discusses new Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale facility

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder speaks during a news conference on Friday at Warm Springs Ranch breeding facility for Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales located in Boonville. The new portion of the facility will open to the public for tours on May 1.

Ken Paulson

Ken Paulson is president of the Newseum and Freedom Forum and a 1975 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.

Budweiser Clydesdale being groomed

Clydesdale trainer Doug Bousselot, front, replaces a shoe Friday at Warm Springs Ranch, the breeding facility for Anheuser Busch Clydesdalses located in Boonville. The new portion of the facility will be opening to the public for tours May 1.

Multigenerational learning thrives at Derby Ridge

Kindergarteners at Derby Ridge Elementary enjoy the company of 61-year-old Recil Skinner (left) and MU junior Lauren Morrison (right) during a rousing game of Candyland on Monday. Skinner and Morrison volunteer with a multigenerational program that works with kindergarteners to develop both academic and social skills.

RSVP volunteers play Candyland

Cameron Stout, 6, Recil Skinner, 61, and Abby Oreskovich, 5, select Candyland marker pieces at Derby Ridge Elementary on Monday. Skinner belongs to the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, which coordinates the multigenerational program that pairs a senior citizen with a college student to work with kindergarteners on "pre-academic skills and social skills."

Senior volunteers at Derby Ridge

Abby Oreskovich, 5, and Cameron Stout, 6, join 61-year-old Recil Skinner for a trip down the hallway at Derby Ridge Elementary on Monday. Skinner volunteers with a multigenerational program that pairs a senior volunteer with a college-age volunteer, who then work with two kindergarteners at a time to teach them social skills and reinforce classroom lessons such as colors, math and memory work. "We feel that it's a learning experience for everyone," Skinner said.

Joel Kowsky

Joel Kowsky is a senior photojournalism major who is working for the Columbia Missourian as a photographer as part of the Staff Photojournalism class.

Woodcarvers

Dennis Scroggins, left, Bob Berger, middle, and Norm Craig practice their woodcarving skills Thursday afternoon at the Senior Center located on Business Loop. They are part of the Mid-Missouri Woodcarvers Association and meet every Tuesday evening and Thursday afternoon at the Senior Center.

Helena Gray was forced to leave her son

Helena Glay sits in her apartment holding a photograph of her son Marvin on Wednesday. Due to legal and financial reasons, Glay had to leave her son with her aunt in Liberia when she came to the U.S. "It's really painful," she said. "I cried a lot when I had to go." Rock Bridge Christian Church is hosting a charity race Saturday to raise money to reunite Glay and her son.

Four-year-old Marvin Glay is waiting in Liberia

Helena Glay holds a picture of her son Marvin on Wednesday. It has been several years since Glay moved from Liberia without her son. She said her fingers are crossed for them being together again before Christmas. "His (great-aunt) now knows him more than me," she said. "When I call, he calls her mom."

Rock Bridge Christian Church is working to reunite Helena Gray and her son, Marvin

On Wednesday, Helena Glay looks over clothes that she bought for her son the first time she thought he would come to the U.S. "I was so excited to get him the clothes," she said. "But I don't know if they will fit him anymore because he's four now."

MU softball's White

Junior Shana White stands after sliding into second base as Central Methodist's Kayla Yount looks for the ball during Thursday's game.

MU softball player Shana White vs. Central Methodist

MU junior Shana White bats during Thursday's game against Central Methodist University. The Tigers won the game 5-1. 

MU softball's Ortega

MU softball's Ashlie Ortega looks up at the ball after batting against Central Methodist University on Thursday.

Phil Bradley works with Missouri softball team

Former Missouri football and baseball standout Phil Bradley chats with Missouri softball player Abby Vock at practice April 20. Bradley has been serving as a volunteer assistant coach with the team this season.

MU farmers market vendors sell honey-based products

William Johnson and Art Gelder sell a variety of honey-based products from their farm, Walk-About Acres, at the MU farmers market Thursday. This is the first of six monthly markets to be held on Lowry Mall this year.
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